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Osinbajo Meets With IGP Adamu, DSS Boss, Bichi Over SARS

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the Inspector-General of Police(IG), Mohammed Adamu, Director-General, Department of State Services(DSS), Yusuf Bichi and Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission(NHRC), Tony Ojukwu.

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Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja said that the meeting was held on Friday, to determine the next steps toward addressing concerns of Nigerians on the excesses of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).

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“The Vice President and IG later briefed President Muhammadu Buhari who gave further directives to the IG on the matter,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Buhari has directed the I-G to ensure that personnel of the force remained fully accountable to the people.

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The President’s directive was made public in series of tweets on Friday night.
Buhari also affirmed the people’s right to public protest and appealed for calm.

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Osinbajo had on Oct. 4, met with the I-G at his residence over the activities of SARS and other police tactical units.

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The Vice President had told State House correspondents that he was angry that young people were harassed; sometimes maimed and killed by policemen.

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He said such actions perpetrated by those saddled with the responsibilities of protecting the citizens were unacceptable.

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